For decades, residents from the City of Detroit, River Rouge, and nearby downriver neighborhoods have been fighting to stop DTE and other industries from polluting their communities.
DTE Energy’s River Rouge and Trenton Channel coal plants in Wayne County are emitting dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution that threaten residents’ health. Sulfur dioxide pollution from coal-burning power plants is responsible for asthma attacks, heart attacks, lost workdays, school absences and premature deaths every year.
Residents are standing up and demanding that officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality protect their families and keep the air clean by requiring DTE to cut their dangerous pollution.
These are their stories.